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« on: October 23, 2007, 03:05:02 AM »

Look at this e-mail i received from Tolo.  This is such a popluar TV station in Afghanistan and it's a shame that they dont air it to the viewers in europe and america.

The First Afghan Drama airs on Tolo TV  
Another First for Tolo TV and Aria Production
Kabul, 20th October 2007

Afghanistan's prime time TV audiences sat down to a piece of cultural history last night, with the debut of the first Afghan produced drama series, Raz hae een Khana or "The Secrets of this House" on TOLO TV.  This landmark series is an Aria TV production, written, produced, acted and directed by Afghans for Afghan audiences.

Over 23 weekly episodes, Raz hae een Khana will follow the story of a family visited by an exiled cousin who has returned after 30 years to reclaim the family home in which they live in. It resonates with issues facing many Afghan families, exploring the themes of tradition and change, generations and the extended family, all within the contemporary setting of the post Taliban, redevelopment focused, Afghanistan.

"Its incredible to think our industry has coalesced in just five years to a stage where we are now fully producing our own drama series.

"We expect solid support for Raz hae een Khana in our audiences.  We are a market led organisation, and this series is the result of listening to our audiences' demand for a local drama that reflects their lives with characters, language and settings they can relate to," said Saad Mohseni, director of Aria Production.  

Director of Raz hae enn Khana is the self taught and award winning film maker Roya Sadat.  Sadat, 26, was educated and raised in Herat and she turned to film making while at University.  Her debut film, 'Se nuqta' or Three Points, has won awards in France and Germany. She said, "For Raz hae een Khana the rawness of so many elements, including our actors and locations, has helped to raise the energy and commitment needed to keep the story alive and engaging.  

"My challenge as a director has been to direct this energy into a sophisticated, real and engaging drama that maintains its momentum over the entire series. From the start, I have wanted Raz hae een Khana to capture the hearts of our audiences by making it feel like they are there, or have been there."

Raz hae een Khana is the first locally produced drama to air on the market leading network TOLO TV, and it joins a stable of popular news, entertainment and current affairs programming as its Friday evening lineup.


For all media enquiries please contact:

Amir Shamil (Dari): +93(0) 798 13 95 30
Saad Mohseni

(English): +93(0)799 44 55 66
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